International Conference “Human Trafficking at the crossroads of East- West”

International Conference “Human Trafficking at the crossroads of East- West”

The Conference was organised by “The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement” (SMWIPM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and under the auspices of H.H. Shaikha Sabeeka Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of H.M. the King of Bahrain. It was held on March 2nd and 3rd in Manama, Bahrain. It was sponsored by Motor Oil Hellas, Orascom and Artoc Group. […]

The new Acropolis Museum

The new Acropolis Museum is a fact! It sits near the base of the Acropolis with a direct view of the Parthenon and is one of the highest-profile cultural projects undertaken in Europe in this decade.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, accompanied by the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis.

The new facility, 25.000 square meters of glass and concrete, with exhibition space of over 14.000 square meters, designed by the New York-based architect Bernard Tschumi, replaces the old Acropolis Museum, a 1874 building at the rock of the Acropolis next to the Parthenon.

Global Humanitarian Forum

The Founding Board of the Global Humanitarian Forum.

In October 2007, personalities from all over the world under the leadership of the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan, were brought together in Geneva joining forces in order to establish the “Global Humanitarian Forum” (G.H.F.).

The Global Humanitarian Forum is a non governmental organisation, open to cross-cultural, cross-sectoral and pan-regional ideas and initiatives. It functions within a spirit of high ethical standards and common humanitarian values and principles independently of any political or national interests. The Forum aspires to become “the network of networks”,

The Patriarchate of Alexandria honours the President of the “Foundation for the Child and the Family”

In a modest and very touching ceremony held at the Patriarchate of Alexandria in November 2008, His Beatitude Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II conferred the Office of Great Lady of the Patriarchal Throne on Mrs. Vardinoyannis, saying: “Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis has moved us all with her sensitivity and constant presence by the side of the children. She is the mother of all the children of the world and a remarkable member of our society, who is always found by the side of those who need her…”.

This paramount title of honour is conferred on people,

The Inauguration of the Centre for Hellenistic Studies in the Library of Alexandria

The establishment and operation of the Centre for Hellenistic Studies in the Library of Alexandria constitutes a vision which came true thanks to the initiative of the President of the “Foundation for the Child and the Family”, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis and the Chairman of the “Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation”, Mr. Antonis Papadimitriou, as well as the sponsorships of the “Vardinoyannis Foundation” and “The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation”.

The Center aims at the promotion of Greek culture abroad as well as the history of Hellenistic era during which the ancient Library of Alexandria was founded.

The 4th Global Youth Employment Summit in Azerbaijan

The President of the “Foundation for the Child and the Family”, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, was invited as a keynote speaker to the 4th Global Youth Employment Summit on the fight against poverty and unemployment.

The summit was organised in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, in September 2008, by YES (Youth Employment Summit) in collaboration with the Government of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Youth and Sport.

The summit was held under the auspices of the First Lady of Azerbaijan and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, H.E. Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, as well as of the First Lady of Egypt,

The first Global Forum against trafficking

The Forum held in Vienna in February 2008 with the participation of representatives of governmental and non governmental organisations, civil society, business community, activists, and experts of every associated field. The President of the “Foundation for the Child and the Family”, Mrs Marianna V. Vardinoyannis was also invited in the Forum. She was one of the pioneers of the campaign “End Human Trafficking Now”, which was launched in Athens in January 2006 along with the round table “Business Community against the Trafficking of Human Beings”.

The Vienna Forum was organised by the UN.GIFT (United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking) founded in order to organise and promote the international campaign against human trafficking.The idea that led to the establishment of UN.GIFT is based on the fact that trafficking constitutes a universal phenomenon and those involved in it,

International Youth Forum for Peace

In September 1st to 3rd 2007, about 800 young people from 100 countries, including Greece, participated in the International Youth Forum for Peace organised in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, with the initiative of “The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement” and its President, H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak. The “Foundation for the Child and the Family” also participated in the Forum.

The International Youth Forum for Peace was entitled as “The Power of Youth for Peace. Youth Speak-We listen”. It was organised for the first time and offered young people around the world the opportunity to engage in a constructive dialogue,

The Charter of Paris against Cancer

The Charter of Paris against cancer was signed in February 2000 aiming at the promotion of the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation of the common opinion and the mobilisation of the global community against cancer.

In February 2007, the 7th Anniversary of the Charter of Paris against cancer was celebrated in Paris with the annual fundraising gala at the Palace of Versailles, under the auspices of the President of the French Republic, Mr Jacques Chirac.

The event aimed to support the “Association for Life and Hope against Cancer”